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true story. arabic for a visit or a big. dog called. a year since his escape from the hands of washington and a dramatic flight to russia and word snowden remains in hiding but the revelations keep coming we're reporting on the latest. party obtains a video apparently showing ukraine artillery fire close to russia's border meanwhile authorities say forty children have been killed since the conflict began in the east. poland's foreign minister gets caught up in a leak scandal as an alleged conversation saying the nation's been countering to america as published by a magazine and an r.t. office is raided by israeli defense forces as part of a crackdown on the palestinian territory.
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three pm a mosque you're watching on t.v. national with. well here's a man who has changed our vision of the world and is among america's most wanted this day a year ago former and a single we had word snowden landed in russia his asylum ands next month and it's still not clear what's next for him but for now his whereabouts is shrouded in mystery as he's worried that the white house won't lanham go so easily are just looks at how he managed to slip through washington's fingers. c.n.n. now has the word that edward snowden has left hong kong there are many questions about why snowden is able to stay one step ahead of american authorities snowden is reported to be on a flight to moscow the arrivals hall of moscow's airport sector
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a terminal on june twenty third two thousand and thirteen this is where that flight from hong kong with edward snowden on board arrived. these doors were surrounded by a whole army of journalists with cameras and microphones broadcasting the life pictures of everything that was going on here but when the last passenger finally came out and there was still no sign of them became clear the next most probable place there could be if not here then inside the transit zone. the american whistleblower edward snowden is thought to be in moscow airport it looks like snowden is spending the night in the transit area of moscow's sheremetyevo airport all the indications are that he's about one hundred meters away from where i'm standing it journalists photographers t.v. radio press agencies you name it and everyone was looking for snowden everywhere in every corner in every bathroom in v.a.p. rooms even under seats but no one could find him but soon information quickly
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spread that it was inside the capsule hotel right here in the transit zone that the former n.s.a. contractor was in. so as all this chaos was happening outside the hotel most likely edward snowden was sitting in one of these rooms planning his further actions the plans that no one guessed in the end it became known that snowden and his advisor had been checked in for a flight to cuba so naturally dozens of us rushed to get on that flight some even coughed up the cash for business class hoping for an exclusive interview but once again the former n.s.a. contractor. let's cross now to our to who is aboard the flight so you're gore you're joining us by phone. tell us what you can see on the plane is snowed in there or is there no sign of a. remarkable just a walk to the doors of the plane actually now taxiing onto the
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airstrip about to take off very shortly and i can tell you what one hundred percent one hundred fifty percent that is not on this plane the plane packed with journalists took off with the two seats allegedly booked for his advisor still empty so what we thought might be the end of the russian chapter for snowden was actually just the beginning after spending weeks in that transit zone the whistleblower finally received temporary asylum in russia where he is today but even a year on security and safety concerns mean edward snowden's exact whereabouts are still shrouded in secrecy. moscow. well american national security agency has been collecting thousands of e-mails annually in britain's d.c. h.q. spied on every facebook google and twitter user german intelligence use the n.s.a. spying program and these are just a few of the headlines that have hit the media since edward snowden leaked documents of the u.s. u.k. spying program now his revelations left the world shocked so what have we learned
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cause as well as your e-mails could be routinely intercepted by special services and here's another thing have you trusted your private data with google yahoo or facebook well they are sharing it with the government too and even being a president one how it will ground your plane over suspicions you have a whistleblower on board well that's what happened to believe in leader. freedom of press is nothing when it comes to scandal of such proportions a major u.k. newspaper became the target of police rate for publishing the revelations in france do spy on france the n.s.a. has been tapping into germany's angela merkel's phone and that's not all the latest leak from snowden shows germany has actually been a launch pad for america's espionage in europe are just fear all over has the details of a story over the last twelve months edward snowden's revelations of showing that not only is germany at the very heart of the n.s.a.
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surveillance program but that the germans themselves are among the most spied on and listened to in the world with millions of data connections being tracked putting them alongside the likes of afghanistan on the rock and it's not just those suspected of having committed a crime that is being snooped on here at the german chancellor rhee there was a breach of security when it was revealed that america's private cell phone is being listened to by the americans prompting a few angry phone calls and general all round embarrassment. it now seems unlikely there will be a full investigation into what went on leaked n.s.a. documents talk about an intimate relationship between the german and us government something which is upset people here because they fear they'll never find out the true scope of the snooping that went on and how involved germany was in spying on its own people i was spoke to hans christian strawberry german politician who has matter once known he believes the german government isn't taking the issue of
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n.s.a. spying serious land has no intention of investigating it. we have complained all the time the german government does not take it seriously and does not want to participate in the investigation and draw consequences from it we are continuing to criticize them for that it is an awkward situation for them and tapping into chancellor's phone is just a small part of it what is more important according to snowden speakers there are a large segments of the german population that have been spied on five million ten million forty million we don't know these are very serious violations of basic rights and they're much worse than just tapping into chancellor's phone. and if you want to know more about snowden is a skate events that followed or the revelations that he made you can log on to our website our team dot com any time you like get all the information you need is just a click away. ukrainian
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authorities and anti-government fighters are accusing each other of violating the truce amid evidence fresh attacks have taken place in the east meanwhile the country's health ministry says dozens of children have been killed in the two months military crackdown are just around cossar of has the latest from the conflict torn region. a russian a freight train of was heading into ukraine he was already on the equating the territory when the blasts occurred and as a result of fourteen train cars that were still rails and investigators are now working on the scene that to the servant who the sailors were in a force there restoring their railway as well now this is happening on the back called high seas via however that cease fire has been violated by both sides as they continue shooting at each other we did not artsy we received a video apparently all following their heavy artillery fire taken place near the russian border shutting lasted for about thirty minutes and reportedly came from
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the positions of ukraine's national guards and of course in this conflict said people with guns are not the only casualties according to ukraine's head of the cranium parliament's health committee at least forty children harish says the result of the unity of action in eastern ukraine and children die mostly because of shelling and direct gunfire here in donetsk people are already experiencing drinking water shortages but the situation is a lot more a dire in the city all which haven't seen drinking water for quiet's a long time for a couple of weeks at least and we can see a long queues at least five kilometers long people line up for water and it's a regular occurrence either and this is all a leading to an epidemic according to local officials at. all we are now joined live by alexander macoris he is an expert on international affairs and
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has written extensively on ukrainian crisis thanks so much alexander for joining us here well as we can see the truce doesn't seem to be working and why do you think present purchase plan is failing. well the reason is that effectively what mr poroshenko has done is rather than negotiate an agreement and a truce with the people he's fighting he has made in the form of a peace plan what is basically a demand that they simply stand down surrender leave the ukraine go to russia so that he can then impose his and political settlement on the east and east of the country that was never going to happen i can't believe that he thought it was going to happen that is not the way you end the conflict and the conflict has not ended well let's now take a look at the groups are fighting there in the east i mean along with the regular army units the korean government here's a spate of calm conscripts to fight there the question here is how much control do
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authorities have over such groups. i doubt that they have very march if we look at organizations like right sector which are apparently present in the east their paramilitary organizations. control of the ukrainian government frankly i doubt that the ukrainian government has much control even over groups like the national guard which are present in force in the ukraine in the eastern ukraine and which of course are recruiting specifically from regions which are known to be whole storm to the aspirations of the eastern ukrainians so i actually are dealt with the government or mr poroshenko has really much control over them well given what you just said and also the fact that there are some advocates of the continued crackdown among the ukrainian elite i mean how can we be sure that it was peace
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initiatives are being observed. well they're not being observed and i don't really seriously believe that they are going to be observed observed i don't personally have any expectations or hopes of anything coming out of this process if there is going to be a peace settlement in the ukraine it is going to be externally imposed and there are discussions on the way between the russians and the germans of the french which might lead to that though whether they will remains to be seen well why do you think it was refusing to hold talks with the other leaders of the self-proclaimed republics. i think the fundamental problem is that the people in kiev do not accept and cannot bring themselves to accept that the people in the eastern ukraine reject them that they don't think that the people in the east of ukraine don't accept their legitimacy and the legitimacy of the coup
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which brought them to power the consistent practice of the mind movement to which this new government in kiev has emerged is to consume confrontation whenever it meets any resistance or tools and whenever that resistance grows it used more confrontation and that has been the pattern in the eastern ukraine still i think it would frankly require enormous external pressure on keir for that to change and at the moment there is little sign of it or alexander thanks so much for sharing your views with us here at international as an american tourist there now hundreds of refugee camps are stretched along their russia ukraine border to accommodate tens of thousands of people that have fled from the east washington is however expressing doubts that there is
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a massive flow of refugees. in terms of the refugee numbers we've looked into russian reports of large numbers of refugees fleeing russia and i've seen new evidence today we know for a. fleeing for fleeing to russia sorry to russia. have seen no evidence to substantiate. a u.n. representative visited one of the temporary camps in southern russia and here's what he said. this if you see my despite what anyone says the fact that the person is forced to leave his home his native country is a huge problem so they didn't come here as tourists when tens of thousands of ukrainian refugees flee across the border it's a problem and to deny it is wrong. and alleged risky statement off poland being a servant all the u.s. might be about to leave the country's foreign minister red faced a polish news magazines as it's obtained
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a leaked recording of the diplomat calling poland's aligns with the u.s. worthless a transcript of the leaks suggest he also used much stronger language to describe how he feels about his country's relationship with america now there has been no official response to the article but charles mcgrath the founder of the wide awake news believes poland's leaders have good reason to think that way. the best example i could say there is you know it creates this false sense of security because you have the united states around you look at iraq look at iraq right now after a decade of prosecuting a war on terror and leaving allegedly with the with this stable government of the by for the iraqi people it's a complete and utter mess again we hope be stabilized with our taxpayer dollars elected government of ukraine and europe past to now sit and be concerned about their energy future because you have russian pipelines that are being blown up so you know i really do think that you know these candid words that were caught really
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telling to what the people will be what the so-called leadership in poland is worried about coming up later in the program the iraqi army keeps losing ground as militants kill so many prisoners in an attack on a police convoy where report from the collapsing state plus. happy marriage or a liberating divorce in a few minutes we'll tell you about the looming scottish independence referendum and how the pro and anti camps are stepping up the fight for votes. israeli troops have rated r t's office in the west bank wrecking equipment and seizing records the assault was apparently part of a crackdown on local media centers and a broader campaign against the palestinian authorities in tel aviv holds responsible for the abduction of three israeli teenagers mohammad his son devotee had of r.t. arabic explained what happened. it happened after midnight everybody was it home the only guards who opened the door of the building then they broke all the doors
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they broke our t's office which is not accepted accepted told is how they enter our offices break our computers over internet connection take whatever they want in such cases they should have someone from a store to know it's there the authorities so they can demand over the net without any notice at all i'm sure that the equipment is not the problem here the problem is the attitude the work with the mission was to find the kidnapped teenagers how could our teaser records help them in their initial search there's a lot of question marks on the way they're trying to find these conducts people if they come and ask us to show them our archives we have nothing to hide we show our viewers everything and we're ready to show them but that's not the way you should ask for it. and we asked the israeli defense force for an explanation and a sound the raid was actually targeting a different channel we told them that was not even in our building and the
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representative unnamed another channel but why was artie's quick whitman seized we asked and here's the answer we got because the entire media complex was targeted getting only every every porter for the israeli newspaper ha'aretz believes the i.d.f. had crossed the line long before this rate. i think that this operation went out of propulsion long time ago so your office the raid on your office is just an example of a very very wide scale operation which has nothing to do with the fate of the saree kidnapped youngsters israel takes advantage. of the strike again no the first time to smash the hamas and anything which smells come out so looks like hamas or is connected directly or indirectly was come us ease becoming a victim for brutal searching and confiscating. even
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your own feces one of those victims wasn't ever national i'll be back with more news very shortly to stay with us. well not talking a language at all but i will only react to situations i have read the reports from and let. them know i don't think that they can't comment on your latter point. because they call that's all you're talking. about. no more weasel. when you fade a direct question the prepared for a change when you punch be ready for a. freedom of speech a little on the freedom to. dramas
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that try to be ignored. stories others use the no. food since changing the world right now. to take your tastes. from a stupid. joke to. welcome back in which they are to international in iraq at least seventy prisoners have been killed by jihad just as they attacked a police convoy and near the capital this as a report from human rights watch suggests the islamists are using children to carry out suicide missions the document also says some children are used as snipers ammunition carriers and even human shields lucic often have reports now on the
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sectarian division tearing the country apart. the march on baghdad for now on hold instead of just hottest fighters tightened their grip on western iraq this weekend's gains three border crossings into syria and jordan and for nearby towns territory now for only in the hands of insurgents from the islamic state in iraq and syria. despite the chaos spreading across the country and eerie calm in the kurdish capital the city is just sixty kilometers from the isis front line but it downtown erbil it was business as usual kurdistan has often felt like a separate country altogether even at the height of iraq's most of the violence and bloodiest moments now with the current crisis treading the country to pieces it's closer than ever to becoming one with the kurdish soldiers are now in control of
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territory that used to be disputed but no one here seems to think that to harvest would dare march on them. i have full faith in the forty's the one let's anything happen. for some the prospect of a divided iraq was a welcome one do you think that iraq will remain a one country as we know it's after this crisis maybe we should maybe that iraq will have to be divided will have area and the sunnis and shias will have there is no one in kurdistan is more and we have oil we have a strong army. they may have oil but fuel is running scares for days now iraqi forces battled with isis for control of the country's largest oil refinery this is one of the first things you notice here in our build these massive gas lines some of the cars have been here for hours since the morning many people in fact camped overnight to try to get online so they can get gas frustrated
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residents line up to get their share authorities have limited each individual to thirty leaders that's less than what it takes to fill two tanks. seen entering their newly purchased supply into containers in order to go back for more it's a very unusual situation where it's kurdish police officers guarding the gas stations here just to prevent fights and conflicts and breaking out the people we've spoken to said there haven't been lines like this for fuel since the outbreak of the u.s. led invasion back in two thousand and three and although there are shortages here in erbil parts of northern iraq have run out of gas even on the black market and so people are stocking up they say that they don't know what the ring of the fear is that it'll get a lot worse before it gets better. that's a sentiment we heard from many here this man fled the sunni dominated and our province it's not ice is that he was afraid of that argument is that because we're scared of shelling from the iraqi army. and it's not just
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a nice fleeing the violence we encountered shia refugees to. thought the job or came here six days ago from baghdad in baghdad the situation has gone from bad to worse and people are arming themselves and getting ready to fight one another all they see in the future is bloodshed and violence if something doesn't change iraq would be a country of orphans and would almost be caffein of erbil iraq meanwhile u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in iraq meeting with the country's prime minister we'll bring you the updates on that as soon as the story develops. and on line for you today a controversial business really opens its doors in indonesia as a nazi themed cafe is again welcoming customers after sparking international outrage last year all the details on our t. dot com. plus get the story on a six fingered family in brazil that's got them all crossed for the country's world cup bid.
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scott wanted to mark victory at barack burn that seven hundred years ago brought the country depends from england now part of the united kingdom a country set to vote on whether it wants to go it alone once more but the u.k. government is came to remind scots why does it stake with a referendum less than three months away r.t. polyploid those reports. frannie scott still undecided about which way to vote come september when you brochure is about to land on every single doorstep in scotland setting out the british government's argument for the united kingdom to stay united forever on else antti has done the hard work and summed it all up for you it begins with an issue that central to the debate the pound the british government insists staying in the u.k. is the only way scotland can keep the scottish pound the argument goes that a bigger britain means a bigger economy with the u.k. scouts helping to keep interest rates low saving secure and energy bills cheap next
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scotland uses many of the u.k.'s public bodies from the departments that issued driving licenses for example to the passport office the national lottery and the b.b.c. leaving the u.k. would mean setting up a new scottish equivalent from scratch and true to its roots as the home of the gentlemen's club the u.k. is the only country in the world that can boast membership of nato the e.u. the commonwealth the g seven the g eight and the g twenty if scotland decides to go solo its name will be struck off a lot of guest lists and the british government points out it was planning to devolve more power to the scottish parliament from next year anyway from twenty fifteen the scottish parliament will get more powers to set tax rates and decide if and when to borrow money even if it's not independent lilly's it also points out that the u.k. represents bottisham interests abroad take for example scottish whiskey for billion
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pounds of the stuff was exported last year but if scotland whisks itself away from the union it would have a small a network of embassies promoting it spirals abroad business could suffer which could leave the industry nursing an independence hangover the scottish government told r.t. that it won't be posting its own pro independence brochures in. spawn's anyone interested in the scottish government's blueprint for independence can request a copy of the white paper when their plans are rules set out. london. while you can thirty's insist that scotland is going to suffer a major economic losses if it leaves advocates of independence have their counter arguments they say that the country will have its own laws and foreign policy nuclear weapons will also be removed from its territory and the also think that keeping north sea oil revenues within scotland and rejecting the case of sturdy
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pauses will boost the economy. now on the way on to tina national we'll look at how the ideas of a mastermind of nazi ideology during world war two are still thriving today and for you in the u.k. it's people of l. and crosstown. some people say freedom isn't free and they're right in fact freedom may only cost the price of a bottle of water or an old t. shirt fans celebrating the recent victory of the l.a. kings noticed that they were not alone what was believed to be a police drone was flying over them filming them i thought of moral contempt for drones or just for the hell of it the crowd began to throw random objects out until it was brought down i think this event makes two very big points firstly a lot of the surveillance state is not that hard to stop i mean there are satellite photos being taken of us all the time and n.s.a.
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spying on our communications but any camera or other device than throwing distance of a brick is at the mercy of us tonight you know one percent and secondly generally if a crowd of people does something few ever get punished i mean if this drone was actually a police drone would they try to lock up the entire crowd for breaking it no they wouldn't and they couldn't for some reason if one person commits an act of civil disobedience they are in ford but if a crowd does that they generally get away with it so if you're going to defend your right to privacy from drones bring fifty guys with you and everything will work out just fine but that's just my opinion.